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Top BurdaStyle Special

Added Jan 13, 2014

by Ellen Hatteland

Nedre Vats, Norway






This project is based on pattern #0001 BurdaStyle Special no.5/2013. I bought this print jersey on the internet and I thought this pattern was a perfect choice :) The top has bat-wing sleeves, but I like that it’s well fitted and the bottom of the sleeves are nice too. The belt is very long and I have it three times around the waist – just for decoration :)

Material Notes

Printed jersey




Garment Type

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    Jan 16, 2014, 10.42 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Nice top, Ellen, as always! I liked this top in the issue, too. It looks winsome because despite the batwing sleeves, the armhole is not too deep and it looks quite smarty and performs the figure in its best. Great choice. You’re a real expert on choosing top patterns and matching patterns and fabrics:-)

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      Jan 17, 2014, 09.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Oksana! That’s why I like this pattern – it not to big batsleeves.. You are always so kind – thank you very much dear friend! ♥

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    Jan 15, 2014, 02.16 AMby izbott

    I love the sleeves & you look good. This is such a cool fabric!

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      Jan 15, 2014, 07.08 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, this fabric is great – and I do like this pattern, so I think I have to sew another one :-)

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    Jan 14, 2014, 07.59 PMby Anjovis

    Oh Ellen – this top is great! I have a pattern for a batwing sleeve top waiting but wasn’t sure wether I should try it or not. Now I just can’t wait to make one. I love how one always finds so much inspiration in this community. Love your sewing projects :)

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      Jan 14, 2014, 10.29 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That is for sure! – I agree, this website is so special to me and it’s great with all the inspiration it gives! :) thanks for you lovely comments!

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    Jan 14, 2014, 03.41 PMby nrobson

    very nice print and top x

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      Jan 14, 2014, 04.59 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much sweet Nadia! I didn’t recognize you at first when you had change your picture.. :)

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    Jan 13, 2014, 10.34 PMby slmnstyle

    Very nice!

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    Jan 13, 2014, 08.24 PMby rita61

    Great top on you. I have been eyeing this pattern up, but I think you need a figure like yours for it. :-)

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      Jan 13, 2014, 10.07 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It is a great pattern, and I’m sure you will like it – maybe you can cut it a little looser if you like to :)

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    Jan 13, 2014, 08.07 PMby Kocotte

    I like the batwing sleeves and have also made one T-shirt but not presented, a model a little bit different from yours. As usual you have chosen a very nice fabric. I love your T-shirt

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      Jan 13, 2014, 10.05 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Love to hear that Kocotte :) It would be fun to see yours as well – you are always so good with fabric combinations :)

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    Jan 13, 2014, 01.36 PMby Innamc

    Your top looks beautiful, much better then in magazine. I been looking this model too but wasn’t sure.. I think now I will make it too. I love fabric you used. :-)

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      Jan 13, 2014, 05.04 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s very kind of you to say :) I’m sure you will love to have a top in this style – it’s very comfy and nice :-)

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    Jan 13, 2014, 11.10 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Nice top and the print you have chosen really suit you:)

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      Jan 13, 2014, 05.03 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Sarahsdaughter – it’s my favorite! ;)

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    Jan 13, 2014, 11.00 AMby schnui

    Great top Ellen.

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    Jan 13, 2014, 09.31 AMby liliv-1

    Another gorgeous print! Your top is lovely Hellen!

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      Jan 13, 2014, 05.01 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I can’t help it, but print fabric is my favorite :-)) Thanks for lovely comments Liliv :)

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    Jan 13, 2014, 07.46 AMby Mary Athey

    Now i love a print fabric and a batwing sleeve on a top. You have combined both ellen and made a fabulous top. I can see you getting lots of wear out of this. I wear mine to death lol. They’re lovely and comfortable. You look great x

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      Jan 13, 2014, 05.00 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Yeah, you can tell – it’s a very nice pattern, and it’s not the last one I’m sewing.. I do love your tops as well Mary and you have sewn a lot of this tops in fabulous fabrics :-)

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